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The Aaron Olson Podcast Aaron Olson

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    Mark Eglinton on the Enigma of John McAfee

    Mark Eglinton on the Enigma of John McAfee

    Mark Eglinton talks with me about his adventures in writing, and his latest book on John McAfee's life called, No Domain: The John McAfee Tapes (https://amzn.to/35cIHr8).

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Mark Eglinton https://twitter.com/MarkEglinton

    00:00:33 How did Mark become a writer? 

    00:01:30 From caddy to writer 

    00:05:30 Do the work, just do it 

    00:06:00 Where do you start? 

    00:08:20 How do you start? 

    00:09:20 Get some distance from your work 

    00:10:27 Writing is the sexiest job ever 

    00:12:00 How is the money in writing? 

    00:12:15 Make shit happen 

    00:13:10 How Mark started working with John McAfee 

    00:14:28 John McAfee is The Great White Whale 

    00:15:45 Was John telling the truth? 

    00:19:00 Working with John was like being in a James Bond movie 

    00:20:45 John's relationship with his kids 

    00:24:10 John's early life as a programmer 

    00:25:40 John's work for NASA 

    00:27:44 John applied math to relationships 

    00:29:00 Did John ever work hard? 

    00:29:34 John and methamphetamine 

    00:30:28 John didn't want a corporate life 

    00:31:40 John's outlandish spending 

    00:32:23 John McAfee and yoga 

    00:33:15 John's yoga books https://amzn.to/3wBV4Z1

    00:34:50 Amanda Milius https://mobile.twitter.com/amandamilius

    00:35:55 John McAfee weeps 

    00:37:27 John understood the human spirit 

    00:38:25 John leaves Belize 

    00:40:00 John marries Janice 

    00:41:00 John on the run in the US 

    00:41:40 Was John just paranoid? 

    00:42:18 Janice ties to poison John 

    00:43:10 John cancels the book project 

    00:46:30 Was John broke? 

    00:48:00 Canonic books on bitcoin 

    00:49:40 Books as NFTs 

    00:51:00 Will tech control us, or will we control tech? 

    00:52:00 Extras associated w/ the NFT 

    00:55:40 Canonic is seeing into the future 

    00:57:25 Steve Bannon 

    00:59:40 Mark on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarkEglinton

    01:00:00 Mark on Twetch https://twetch.com/u/68864


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Low-Mileage Running: A Short Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free

    Low-Mileage Running: A Short Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free

    Low-Mileage Running is a short guide to running faster, injury free. It focuses on avoiding injury while optimizing your training. The book provides practical training advice, workouts, and sample training plans for the 5k to Marathon. Throughout this book, I share how you can maximize your training and reduce injuries while running fewer miles. By listening to your body and focusing on quality workouts tailored to your event, you can improve your performance and avoid injury. Download the free PDF book here: https://aaronolson.blog/books/

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Opening Credits 

    00:00:11 Introduction 

    00:00:36 How I Got Started 

    00:02:17 A New Approach 

    00:05:12 Quality Workouts 

    00:06:25 Stress + Rest = Adaptation 

    00:07:42 Creating Quality Workouts 

    00:08:02 Time Trials 

    00:09:52 Race Time Predictor https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/a761681/rws-race-time-predictor/

    00:11:25 Intervals 

    00:12:56 Tracking workouts 

    00:13:54 Intensity 

    00:15:19 Training the Central Governor 

    00:16:53 Recovery 

    00:18:40 Training Guidelines 

    00:18:43 Economics of Running 

    00:19:46 Listen to Your Body 

    00:21:12 Adjusting on the Fly 

    00:21:33 Take a Holistic Approach 

    00:22:24 Follow the 80:20 Rule 

    00:23:15 Find the Minimum Effective Dose 

    00:24:15 Race Your Way Into Shape 

    00:25:46 Similar Workouts 

    00:26:19 Train Performance Not Physiology 

    00:27:13 Cross-training 

    00:27:50 Strength Training 

    00:28:19 Stretching 

    00:29:10 Sample Training Plans 

    00:29:51 Training Plans Guidelines http://aaronolson.blog/low-mileage-training-plans/

    00:30:29 5k Training Plan http://aaronolson.blog/low-mileage-training-plans/low-mileage-5k-training-plan/

    00:30:52 10k Training Plan http://aaronolson.blog/low-mileage-training-plans/low-mileage-10k-training-plan/

    00:31:16 Half-Marathon Training Plan http://aaronolson.blog/low-mileage-training-plans/low-mileage-half-marathon-training-plan/

    00:31:42 Marathon Training Plan http://aaronolson.blog/low-mileage-training-plans/low-mileage-marathon-training-plan/

    00:32:17 Jeff Ford Interview https://youtu.be/FG4dJmqPOQA

    00:33:30 Conclusion 

    00:34:26 Closing Credits


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    • 34 min
    David Gornoski on Jesus Christ, René Girard and Scapegoating

    David Gornoski on Jesus Christ, René Girard and Scapegoating

    I talk with David Gornoski about René Girard's ideas on the role of scapegoating in society. David says that Jesus turned the traditional role of scapegoating on it's head. He maintains that Christ changed the course of society by destroying the pagan use of scapegoating.

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 David Gornoski https://aneighborschoice.com/

    00:01:00 Jeff Diest https://mises.org/profile/jeff-deist

    00:01:40 Science and U Show https://aneighborschoice.com/show/science-and-u/

    00:03:45 Things Hidden Podcast https://aneighborschoice.com/show/things-hidden/

    00:04:00 René Girard https://amzn.to/3MZYtqq

    00:08:30 Scapegoating & The Science 

    00:11:00 Jesus Changed the role of Scapegoating 

    00:13:25 Mimetic desire 

    00:16:14 The left and mimetic desire 

    00:18:40 The traditional scapegoat 

    00:19:40 Jesus and the scapegoat 

    00:21:05 What's wrong with scapegoating? 

    00:23:18 Since Christ came, scapegoating no longer works 

    00:27:35 Marcionite Christian Church against COVID https://aaronolson.blog/2021/11/26/marcionite-christian-church-and-the-covid-scam/

    00:30:00 Christ inverts the scapegoating mechanism 

    00:34:00 Myth helps us contain violence 

    00:35:09 The Gospels reveal the disgusting sausage-making of scapegoating 

    00:37:00 The emphasis on the victim is a modern phenomenon 

    00:37:42 How does this affect an atheist's worldview? 

    00:40:27 How did Jesus save the world? 

    00:41:20 Jesus liberated us from the scapegoat mechanism 

    00:42:55 Belief vs practice 

    00:44:27 Big tech censorship 

    00:45:25 Dr. Lisanti, antibiotics and cancer https://aneighborschoice.com/michael-lisanti-interview-on-his-breakthrough-antibiotic-solution-for-cancer-metastasis-atp/

    00:49:00 Christianity is about an arch in history 

    00:50:00 Jesus and skepticism 

    00:53:42 Fleischmann–Pons Cold Fusion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion

    00:56:00 Ancel Keys 

    00:57:33 CBC René Girard Documentary https://youtu.be/g8Y8dVVV4To


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    • 58 min
    Stanton Peele on Addiction

    Stanton Peele on Addiction

    I talk with Staton Peele about the nature of addiction. Peele believes that addiction is a life problem, not a brain disease. We talk about the ideas that he has been writing about for many years.

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Stanton Peele https://peele.net/

    00:02:43 Failure is redefined as success in addition science 

    00:05:05 Life Process Program https://lifeprocessprogram.com/

    00:07:33 Most rehab sets a person up for failure 

    00:09:01 A non-disease approach is more realistic 

    00:10:11 Harm reduction 

    00:10:49 The entire addiction field is built on b******t 

    00:11:55 What is addiction? 

    00:13:41 Opioid addiction 

    00:16:37 Mindfulness 

    00:17:11 Responsibility in addiction 

    00:19:19 What does a person gain from addiction? 

    00:21:57 Brain science BS in addiction 

    00:22:05 Life needs to come online with their values 

    00:24:20 Human motivation and experience help a person quit 

    00:26:23 Dealing with addiction as a disease makes it worse 

    00:28:52 Freud and secondary gain 

    00:31:14 My job is to open a window for a person 

    00:31:46 You have the power to improve yourself 

    00:31:48 Encouraging a person is the most essential ingredient 

    00:33:25 Labels hurt a person 

    00:36:21 Therapeutic State https://amzn.to/36n63KJ

    00:36:31 Jeffrey Schaler https://youtu.be/7wySu4S1w14

    00:37:20 Addiction that causes the most deaths 

    00:42:43 Addiction to alcohol 

    00:45:08 Living a good life prevents addiction 

    00:48:04 Labels can be crippling 

    00:48:57 Life Process Program https://lifeprocessprogram.com/

    00:49:23 Peele.net https://peele.net/

    00:49:37 Books by Stanton Peele https://amzn.to/3q5p7Va

    00:52:35 Stanton's Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lpp-podcast/id1494188367

    00:53:03 Stanton's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og


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    • 53 min
    Joel Bein on Music, Creativity, Writing, and Taking Action

    Joel Bein on Music, Creativity, Writing, and Taking Action

    I talk with Joel Bein about music, writing, creativity, and taking action. Joel is a conductor, author, director of Growth at Crash, and writer of The Daily Job Hunt. He recently released his book, Do It Now.

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Joel Bein https://joelbein.com/

    00:00:27 Crash https://crash.co/

    00:03:13 Unleashing creative power 

    00:04:58 The Daily Job Hunt https://sparklp.co/6e19a560

    00:06:22 Bias for action 

    00:06:38 Connection between music and creativity 

    00:09:51 Joel's book, Do It Now https://amzn.to/3q2o5sM

    00:10:37 Music vs writing 

    00:14:09 From blogging to a career in email marketing 

    00:18:02 Self-directed learning 

    00:23:35 Getting started at Crash 

    00:25:22 Pitching crash 

    00:27:45 What did you do to get a job at Crash? 

    00:30:10 Is your job exciting to work at? 

    00:33:05 What is it like to write for 150,000 people per day? 

    00:34:56 The Daily Job Hunt 

    00:37:10 How do you manage social media? 

    00:45:22 Getting started on any project 

    00:47:04 Why did you write this book? 

    00:49:06 Derek Sivers https://sive.rs/

    00:53:05 Coercion vs Voluntarism 

    00:55:04 Acting from interest and motivation 

    00:56:38 How to be more creative 

    00:57:24 What tools did you use to write this book? 

    01:00:34 Asking for feedback on the book 

    01:04:51 Conclusion 

    01:06:43 Joel's book: Do It Now


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Alternative Support for Cancer with Dr. Kevin Conners

    Alternative Support for Cancer with Dr. Kevin Conners

    I talk with Dr. Kevin Conners about natural, supplementary, and alternative options for cancer.

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Dr. Kevin Conners https://www.connersclinic.com/

    00:03:10 Rife and Electromedicine https://amzn.to/3pZwpcM

    00:04:25 Frequencies and electromedicine 

    00:08:25 Immune system and cancer 

    00:10:25 The Truth About Cancer https://amzn.to/37s8yfB

    00:13:30 Frequencies for different types of cancers 

    00:16:25 Quality of life 

    00:17:00 Success rate of traditional medicine 

    00:18:00 Hoxsey Therapy https://amzn.to/3tP2fdC

    00:18:15 Side effects of chemotherapy

    00:19:45 Pharmacratic state against alternatives https://youtu.be/JuLsL3_eBWw

    00:25:10 Robin Feldman https://amzn.to/3pVvpXh

    00:25:15 Per Bylund https://youtu.be/sWe3Bv5Durc

    00:26:10 Can the body fight off cancer? 

    00:27:10 Conners Clinic 

    00:28:45 Testing 

    00:29:10 Self-care 

    00:30:40 Success of alternatives 

    00:32:35 Goal is to stop replication 

    00:35:45 Combined care 

    00:37:00 Cancer prevention 

    00:37:10 Avoid toxins 

    00:38:30 Detoxification 

    00:39:00 Plastics 

    00:40:00 Soy 

    00:40:20 Hormone driven cancer 

    00:41:20 Fasting 

    00:48:40 Ketogenic diet 

    00:50:50 Supplements 

    00:54:28 Things to avoid when you have cancer 

    00:56:45 Chemotherapy 

    00:59:40 Fasting and chemotherapy 

    01:03:00 Stay calm do your own research 

    01:04:00 Spontaneous remission and background rates


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

@bartbartels ,

Informative & Inspiring

Aaron Olson has had a great lineup of guests, many of them highly regarded in the paleo & endurance sport communities. You can tell Aaron knows his stuff when it comes to nutrition & fitness. He's read (or at least can speak intelligently about) his guest's books & he asks some really great questions during the interviews. He also has brought in a fair amount of guests who have differing or even opposing viewpoints (vegans for instance) but respectfully allows them to share their own experience. I had little interest in nutrition prior to listening to the podcast but found it exteremely interesting.

scottyO-Aspen ,

Aaron is amazing at his craft

Oft times I want to ask a question while I listen and incredibly Aaron asks that very question of his guest! He is very good at his craft. I like paleo, I like running, I like his guests, and I like his style. Check this one out. scottyO-Aspen

DebbyL ,

Lots of great interviews!

Lots of great interviews! Stay up to date on all the latest info!

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